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GRANT, Charles, Viscount de Vaux (1749-1818). The History of Mauritius, or the Isle of France, and the neighbouring islands; from their first discovery to the present time. London: W. Bulmer and Co., for the Author, 1801.
4° (290 x 223mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Charles Grant by P. Condé after Richard Cosway, dedication, list of subscribers, 3 folding engraved maps, uncut. (Occasional spotting and light browning, some offsetting to maps, small tear at fold of first map, small marginal tear with loss to the second.) Contemporary blue papered boards with printed paper spine label (some wear).
First edition of Charles Grant's work on Mauritius, compiled 'principally from the papers and memoirs of his father, the Baron Grant, who resided twenty years in the island'. The accompanying maps include the observations of Mannevillette, Bellin and Grant, a plan of Port Louis, and a chart of the Great Ethiopian Archipelago. Toussaint, D 635. [Together with]: Charles GRANT. Mémoires... de la Maison de Grant. 1796. (2)
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